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What a great way to celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring. This year, hunts come in all shapes and flavors from traditional traipses over open fields, to beach digs and even flashlight egg hunts that start just after sunset! We’ve found tons of hunts around the NJ, but make sure to call ahead as some require pre-registration, have a fee, have age restrictions or are only open to locals. Otherwise, bring your own baskets and bags for a great time!

ATLANTIC COUNTY

25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest
When: April 23 (Rain date April 30)
Where: Michael Debbi Park, Richland
Time: Noon
Cost: Free

Children hunt for more than 2,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs. Bring your own baskets or bags.

Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17
Where: Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Twp.
Time: Noon-4 pm
Cost: Free with admission

This egg hunt is perfect for your littlest ones. The Easter Bunny will also be making the rounds throughout the amusement park.

BERGEN COUNTY

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast
When: April 9, rain or shine
Time: 10 am ages 3 and under; 10:15 am ages 4-6; 10:30 am ages 7+
Where: Rivervale Country Club, Rivervale
Cost: Free; breakfast is $15/adults, $5/kids

Score candy and some memorable pics. Stick around for brunch at Cherry Brook Restaurant.

Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Carlock Field, Rochelle Park
Time: 10 am
Cost: Free

Toddlers through age 10. Keep an eye out for uniquely marked special eggs to win a prize.

Extraordinary Egg Hunt
When: April 16
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly
Time: 11 am, 12:30 pm & 2 pm
Cost: $20/non-member kids; $10/member kids

This hunt has an earthy twist, as all the eggs are dyed to blend in with the environment. Bring your own basket. Registration required.

Oradell Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9 (rain date April 10)
Time: 9:45am – noon (Ages 2 and under/10am, Ages 3-Pre-K/10:30 am, K-1st grade/11am, 2nd- 3rd grade/11:30 am)
Where: Doug Parcells Athletic Complex Field, Oradell
Cost: Free

This one’s open to Oradell children only.

BURLINGTON COUNTY

Egg Hunt Hayrides
When: April 1-16
Where: Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford
Time: Weekdays at 10 am – 1pm, 3:30 – 4:30 pm; weekends and Good Friday, 10 am-4 pm
Cost: weekdays: $9/egg hunt and hayride; $5/hayride only; weekends: $10/egg hunt and hayride; $6/hayride only

Hop a hayride to the egg hunt grounds, decorate cookies ($8 per kit), snap photos with Peter Rabbit and visit the farm market.

CAMDEN COUNTY

Bellmawr Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 16
Where: Bellmawr Recreation Center, Bellmawr
Time: 11 am
Cost: Free

Take part in this annual tradition with kids of all ages.

Easter Egg Hunt and Sunday Skate
When: April 17
Time: 2:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Millennium Skate World, Camden
Cost: $10 per person

Snap a pic with the Easter Bunny and skate laps around the rink before and after.

CAPE MAY COUNTY

The Great Egg Hunt
When: April 9 (rain date April 10)
Where: 6th – 14th Sts. along the boardwalk
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Cost: Free

This egg hunt takes place along the boardwalk and kids can stop by participating stores while supplies last.

EGGstravanganZOO
When: April 9
Where: Cape May County Park and Zoo, Cape May
Time: 10 am-2 pm
Cost: Free

Meet the Easter Bunny, who packed lots of new animal-themed eggs for this year’s hunt. Also take advantage of the educational displays, crafts, animal meet-and-greets and the scavenger hunt.

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 16
Where: Beach at Lincoln Ave., Wildwood
Time: Noon
Cost: Free

Eggs at this hunt have toys inside. There are special golden eggs with larger prizes, too. Ages 12 and under.

Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 16
Where: Beach at 19th Ave., North Wildwood
Time: Noon
Cost: Free

Pick up eggs with your crew to collect goodies and prizes.

Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 13
Where: Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Company #1, Stone Harbor
Time: 12 – 1 pm
Cost: Free

Come for the hunt, pics with the bunny and lunch.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Millville Recreation Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Union Lake Park, Millville
Time: 11 am
Cost: Free

Bring your own bag or basket to gather eggs and surprise items.

ESSEX COUNTY

Flashlight Egg Hunt
When: April 14
Where: Reinheimer Park, Nutley
Time: 7 pm
Cost: Free

Scour the grounds for more than 2,000 eggs with your fellow friends. There’ll be a grand prize of a golden egg, which lands the winner a huge chocolate basket. Nutley residents grades 2 -6 only.

West Caldwell Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 13, rain or shine
Where: Essex Valley School, West Caldwell
Time: 10-11:30 am
Cost: Free

Bring a basket to hunt eggs either outdoors on the turf field. Kids ages 3 and under hunt at 10 am, ages 4-Kindergarten hunt at 10:30 am and grades 1-3 hunt at 11 am.

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

Lil’ Peeps Hayride and Egg Hunt
When: April 2, 9, 15 & 16
Where: Creamy Acres Farm, Mullica Hill
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Cost: $8/ages 10 and under, $2/non-egg hunters, including adult hayride

Take a hayride to the hunt, then make the trip to bunny land where the kids can swap eggs for special prizes and meet the Easter Bunny.

Deptford Township Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Fasola Park, Deptford Twp.
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Cost: Free

Bring your own basket and dress the kids up: they’ll get a free 4×6 photo with the Easter Bunny.

SE4SK 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 10 (rain date April 15)
Where: Unexpected Farms, Newfield
Time: 1 – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free

The first session 1-2 pm 1st session is for children of all ages needing little assistance. The second session, 2:15-3:30 is for children of all ages needing more assistance.

HUDSON COUNTY

Hoboken Grace Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Mama Johnson Field, Hoboken
Time: Morning – 9:30 am, 10:15 am, 10:45 am Afternoon – 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:15 pmCost: Free

Hunts feature a collective 33,000 eggs for kids ages 9 and under. There’ll be face painting and pics with the Bunny, too. Tickets are free but registration is required.

MERCER COUNTY

Annual Egg Hunt
When: April 9 (rain date April 10 at 1:30 pm)
Where: Etra Lake Park, West Windsor
Time: 9 am
Cost: Free

Kids in preschool through grade 5 will be on the prowl for candy-filled eggs. Bring a basket to scoop up all the goodies!

Egg Hunts on the Farm at Oasis Family Farm
When: April 2&3, 9&10, 15 & 16 (closed Easter)
Where: Oasis Family Farm, Robbinsville
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Cost: $12, 12 eggs/person; $5, non-egg hunters

Meet the bunny, hunt for hundreds of eggs, and hit the FunZone after for attractions like a tire swing, tube slides, the spider web crawl, basketball hoops and pedal cars.

Bunny Chase
When: April 16-17
Where: Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Cost: Free with admission

Hunt for Easter treasure with your crew on a mission to find a surprise at the end of the hunt. Kids ages 2-10 will have a blast riding wagons and ponies. Visit the food tent for farm-fresh eats, and meet with real, live bunnies for $10.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

PAL Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 2
Where: PAL Memorial Field, South Plainfield
Time: 12 pm
Cost: Free

Kids 10 and under should bring their own bag for the hunt. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures, and kids will also be able to sit in a real police vehicle. South Plainfield residents only, ID required.

Dunellen Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 10
Where: Columbia Park, Dunellen
Time: 1 pm
Cost: Free

Dunellen residents only. Ages 3-8, bring your own basket.

Annual Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Monroe Twp. Community Center Hockey Rink, Monroe Twp.
Time: Noon
Cost: Free

Bring your own bag or basket. Grades 3 and up can also try their luck in a spoon race.

MONMOUTH COUNTY

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9 (rain date April 10)
Where: Battleview Orchards, Freehold
Time: 1 pm
Cost: Free with donation of money or non-perishable food item

Tots through 10-year-olds can search for more than 4,000 eggs.

Easter Eggstravaganza
When: April 9
Where: Middletown Arts Center, Middletown
Time: 10 am-2 pm
Cost: Free

Get there early: The first 500 kids get a goodie bag! Work on crafts, snap pics with the Bunny and more.

Belmar Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 2 (meet inside gym in case of rain)
Where: 2nd-4th Ave. Beach Entrances, Belmar
Time: 11 am
Cost: Free

Ages 1-9 are invited for a day of egg hunting on the sand! Ages 1-3 should meet at 4th Ave., 4-7 at 3rd Ave. and 8-9 at 2nd Ave.

Allaire Village Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 16
Where: Historic Allaire Village, Farmingdale
Time: 11 am-4 pm
Cost: $8 per person

This event boasts more than 15,000 eggs. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

MORRIS COUNTY

Alstede Farms
When: Weekends in April
Where: 1 Alstede Farm Ln., Chester
Time: 10 am-4 pm on weekends, 11 am-3 pm during week
Cost: $19.99 admission, $32.99 children’s activities plus ticket

Come take a hayride around the farm, meet the Easter Bunny and go on an egg hunt. Kids can jump in the moon bounce, play in the corn kingdom, take pony rides and visit baby animals. Afterwards, everyone can warm up by the campfire and roast marshmallows.

Long Hill Township Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Matthew G. Kantor Memorial Park, 915 Valley Road, Gillette
Time: 10 am
Cost: Free

Morris Plains Easter Bunny Comes to Town
When: April 9 (Rain date April 10)
Where: Morris Plains Borough School, 12 pm, Mountain Way School 12:30, Morris Plains Community Park, 1pm
Easter egg hunts will take place in each location, bring a bag.

OCEAN COUNTY

Jenkinson’s Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 10
Where: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant
Time: 1 pm
Ages: 0-10

This unofficial kick-off to summer is one of a kind, as the kids will get to dig for their allotted 3 eggs (they’ll be sectioned into age groups). But don’t worry about bringing their beach tools, all they need is their hands!

Palm Sunday Egg Hunt
When: April 10
Where: Beach at Hancock, Sumner, Hamilton, Franklin & Lincoln Ave. & Franklin Ave stage, Seaside Heights
Time: 1 – 2 pm

SOMERSET COUNTY

North Plainfield Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 16
Where: Vermeule Center Park, North Plainfield
Time: 2 pm
Cost: Free

North Plainfield residents who are age 9 or younger may participate. Bring your own basket, meet the Easter Bunny and join the hunt.

Watchung Recreation’s Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9 (rain date April 10)
Where: Phillip’s Field, 65 Brookdale Rd.,Watchung
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Cost: Free

Decorate your wagons and strollers, wear your Easter bonnet or hat.

Montgomery Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, Belle Mead
Time: 9 am-noon
Cost: Free

Ages nine and under can take part in this spring event.

SUSSEX COUNTY

Andover Township’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 16
Where: Newtown High School, Newton
Time: 10 am
Cost: Free

Bring your basket and camera!

Wantage Township Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9 (rain date April 16)
Where: Woodbourne Park Pavillion, Wantage
Time: 10 am
Cost: Free
Bring your own basket.

Stanhope Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9 (rain date April 10 @1pm)
Where: Musconetcong Park, Stanhope
Time: Noon
Cost: Free

Kids ages 2 to fourth graders should bring a basket, and don’t forget the camera. All kids will receive a goodie bag from the Bunny.

Green Township Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Veterans Park, 6231 Harrison Ave., Green Township
Time: 1 pm
Cost: Free

Bring your own basket.

Easter Egg Festival
When: April 9-10, 15 & 16
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Rte. 94, Vernon
Time: 10 am -5 pm
Cost: $6/online, $10/on-site

Instead of hunts, the Easter bunny will be handing out Easter eggs. Join for a fun-filled day with the Easter Bunny. Children will enjoy the hayride, Hippity Hop Village, visiting with farm animals and more!

UNION COUNTY

Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9 (Rain date April 16)
Time: 10:15 am
Where: Brookside Park, Scotch Plains
Cost: Free

Bring a basket! Kids ages 8 and under can check out the activities, balloon artists and meet the Easter Bunny.

New Providence’s 50th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 9
Where: Oakwood Park, New Providence
Time: 8 – 10 am
Cost: Free

Union’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 16 
Where: Liberty Hall Museum, Union
Time: 10 am & 12 pm
Cost: The program fee is $10 for one child and adult. An extra $5 will be charged for every additional adults.

Reservations required.

WARREN COUNTY

Breakpoint Church Community Egg Hunt
When: April 10
Where: Field of Dreams. 63 Cemetery Rd., Great Meadows
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost: Free

Join the festivities at 1 pm and get loads of candy at 2 pm when the hunt begins. There’ll be more than 15,000 eggs, games, crafts, a petting zoo and pony rides, plus the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures.

Delaware River Railroad
When: April 9-10, 16-17
Where: 162 South Main St., Phillipsburg
Time: 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm
Cost: $18/adult, $13/ages 2-12, $4/ages 0-2

All aboard the Easter Bunny Train! Start your journey in Phillipsburg and then travel along the scenic Delaware River. When the ride ends, kids can gather four toy and candy filled eggs and take a picture with Mr. Bunny at the Egg Patch.

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